Originally posted by Logarock
Thats not going to work....not that I am being nagative. The areas in our country with these high rates of killings and violence have for years now
been the close subject of every governmemt program, cultural studies beyound count, psychological evaluation and every effort to understand and
support that the mind can fathom and the violence is as bad as its always been.
Now they have decided that the suburban and country gun shows are the problem.
edit on 4-2-2013 by Logarock because:
Tackling mental health and social issues that had been, and ARE the causes of violence,of innocent dead men, women and children around the world,
instead of tackling the superficial tools, may seem daunting.
How can the society's leaders and the intelligentsia, along with security forces be there 24/7 to watch over and protect every single 300 million
citizens? From such perspectives, one would give up without further thought and just take away the tools and hope that it will be the solution.
But it never was or had been the solution. Look at Chicago - murder rates still climbs even though guns were banned and the 2nd amendment spat upon,
with criminals cheerfully robbing and killing disarmed citizens as the disarmed law abidding citizens are easy meat.
End trafficking of arms or stop its manufacture are not the solution either, simply because it is NOT difficult to produce a self made gun or rockets.
All over the world, such techniques had been employed, espacially by criminals to get access to guns. Theft and corruption of arms depot of the best
weapons is not uncommon even in first world nations.
There are many other tools if one is incline to slaughter innocent people. Even a matchstick in a well gassed up apartment can destroy entire floors.
The ROOT problem is humans, not tools.
And the way to deal with it is from 'down up' approach - beginning with the building block of all societies - the family unit. It is near impossible
for a 'top down' approach, as mentioned earlier, but using the family unit - family, neighbours, relatives, friends, community leaders, etc to watch
out for signs of anti-social behavior will be the first line of defence in the fight to save lives.
When such signs are detected, each human nearest to him by blood or by community link, to offer help - sharing and discussions with many others on
their problems. Then move up to the next phase if it does not work and the problem human is stubborn - seek professional help.
Through many other gradual increments of help using well research data and medical advice to the problem human, we mankind may have averted potential
tragedies and not only save innocent lives, but the problem human's life as well, because if he is healed, he will become a contributing member to
society. He too is only a fellow human, as long as he had not gone loco, hurt and harmed innocents.
Apathy and ignoring problem issues, sweeping them under the carpet must end. Let not the innocent deads' deaths be in vain. Too many precious lives
had been lost through such societal negligences, by each and every member of society. Freedom within civilisation is a power and comes with
responsibilities from EACH member to oneself and to others within the community, beginning at the family unit and upwards.
All it takes is enlightened planning and leadership direction from the leaders to resolve the root problem. But I guess it is far more easier for
leaders to take away guns, spit on the 2nd amendment, then to do what is right to save lives.
edit on 5-2-2013 by SeekerofTruth101 because:
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